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The name Bumpas is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a swift walker. Originally the name Bumpas was from the Old French expression bon pas. The surname was first found in England soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Bumpas Early Origins



The surname Bumpas was first found in Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bumpas Spelling Variations


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Bumpas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bumpas have been found, including Bumpus, Bonpas, Bumpasse, Bompase, Bumpuss, Bumpusse and many more.

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Bumpas Early History


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Bumpas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bumpas research. Another 424 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1500, 1616, 1628, 1629, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Bumpas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bumpas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bumpas Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bumpas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Bumpas surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Bumpas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Bumpas, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Fran Bumpas, who landed in Virginia in 1696

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bumpas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bumpas (post 1700)



  • Albert Bumpas, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1906, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Bumpas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bumpas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 10:39.

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